February 2011 17" MacBook Pro: MC725LL/A vs. MD036LL/A

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dlimes13, Apr 2, 2012.

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MC725LL/A vs. MD036LL/A

  1. MC725LL/A (i7 2.2 GHz, Glossy)

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. MD036LL/A (i7 2.3 GHz, Anti-Glare)

    8 vote(s)
    72.7%
  1. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

    dlimes13

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    #1
    Just a quick poll out of curiousity. Which would you choose?

    17" MacBook Pro MC725LL/A: $1736.78
    -i7 2.2 GHz, Glossy

    17" MacBook Pro MD036LL/A: $1888.28 ($151.50 Difference)
    -i7 2.3 GHz, Anti-Glare

    CPU and screen worth $151.50?

    (Prices from MacMall w/ AppleInsider discount by the way)
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    #2
    The CPU difference would go unnoticed in the real world, which leaves just a higher res screen that's not as annoying to use in bright background light. Only you can work out whether you want those extras.
     
  3. secretanchitman macrumors 6502

    secretanchitman

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    #3
    screen is 110% worth it. cpu difference is unnoticeable. you'll appreciate the 0.5lb weight savings plus a much nicer screen! :)
     
  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    #4
    Anti glare! Also the CPU is somewhat more powerful, since it has a larger L3 Cache. I think it's a 2820QM vs. a 2720QM, you can compare the features on the Intel website.

    I'm surprised that the 2.3 GHz machine it is labelled as "MD...", I thought that this would indicate a late 2011 model...
     

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